Alien Outlaw (1985)

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Title: Alien Outlaw
CinemaBandits Title: Alien vs Predator vs Roy Rogers!

CinemaBandits Review: Alien Outlaw is one of those movies. By all rights it shouldn't have been made. No budget. No stars. No special effects. No story. But, by golly, it got made.

And I am so glad it did.

It's ridiculously fun, outrageously silly, and, against all odds, totally memorable.

Here's the story: Three aliens crash land in a creek in North Carolina. They, without any back story whatsoever, decide to rape and murder the entire population of the nearby town. Luckily, a modern day Annie Oakley happens to be traveling through this town and decides to take it upon herself to rid the town of its unwelcome intruders.

Subplots abound also. Will our heroine ever hit the big time with her trick shooting career? Will she put on any pants? Will our two vacationing buddies decide to hunt or fish? Why are the neighbors blowing up corn? Do aliens from distant galaxies always travel with horse saddles?

Kari Anderson does a fine job as the professional trick shot artist Jessie Jamison. Having thought it died several decades ago, I didn't even realize 'trick shot artist' was still an option for a grownup person's career. Evidently it is, and she's easily one of the bright spots.

Odd that classic western stars Lash LaRue and Sunset Carson decided to appear in such a unconventional film. But there they are, hopelessly trying to make sense of this script. Not that the western serials of the 40's and 50's had brilliant scripts, but they did have some context to them.

But none of that should be a surprise to you. Nor should it dissuade you from enjoying the absurdity. This movie didn't start our with much, but it gleefully delivers on what it's got...

Bizarre fun!



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